Blind Cigar Review: Warped | Villa Sombra MojitosCigar Info

Cigars will add a new line featuring an Ecuadorian wrapper at least year’s IPCPR show. Beneath that are Nicaraguan tobaccos from AGANORSA: a corojo 99 binder, and corojo 99 from Jalapa and criollo 98 fillers. is offered in two sizes: (5 1/2 x 44, $8.80) and Mecedora (5 1/4 x 50, $9). Both sizes are offered in boxes of 25. Today we are reviewing the | .

This cigar was reviewed blind (no bands) by a panel of at least 4 reviewers. They did not know what they were smoking beforehand. The scores are an average of all the reviewers' scores with outliers removed.

Blind Cigar Review: Warped | Villa Sombra MojitosIt started shipping to a limited amount of retailers on July 21 with a full release taking place at the 2016 IPCPR Convention & trade Show, and further shipments going out on Aug. 1. is produced at .

Blind Cigar Review: Warped | Villa Sombra MojitosThe is the company’s first Shade cigar. This is ’s first cigar from TABSA to not feature 100% Aganorsa grown tobacco. It is also one of the very few Shade cigars to come out of TABSA.

Warped Cigars has announced its newest line, Villa Sombra. This is a significant line for Warped Cigars because it marks the company’s first Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade cigar. Plans are for the cigar to be fully launched at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show opening July 25 in Las Vegas, with the cigars shipping on August 1st. In addition, a soft-launch will be done to select retailers beginning July 21st. Villa Sombra is being produced at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. It features a Connecticut Shade wrapper over 100% Aganorsa Nicaraguan-grown tobacco for the binder and filler. This is Warped’s first cigar from TABSA to not feature 100% Aganorsa grown tobacco. It is also one of the very few Connecticut Shade cigars to come out of TABSA. There will be two sizes offered- Mojitos (5 1/2 x 44) and Mecedora (5 1/2 x 50). The cigars will be packaged in 25 count cabinet boxes. “The inspiration for the marca came awhile ago as I have an affinity for Jalapa, the sweet profile and aroma it gives off is just relaxing to me. So when I started playing around with the idea of captivating a blend of dominant Jalapa leaf, the Conn Shade capa was the ideal choice. But the final decision to actually make this marca a reality was on one of my recent trips to TABSA when time after time, I kept going back and smoking these throughout the days at the factory. I couldn’t stop, it was just the right cigar,” commented Warped Cigars’ Kyle Gellis in a press release. Villa Sombra, along with the new Maestro del Tiempo and Corto X46 will be Warped Cigars’ featured new offerings at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.Vital Stats:

Vitola:
Length: 5.5″
Ring Gauge: 44
Country of Origin:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Corojo ’99
Filler: Jalapa Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98
Factory:
Blender:
Number of reviewers: 4 Jeff R. (JR) Eric (smalls29) Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Derek (StogieNinja)
Price: $8.80
Age: 3 Months
Release Date: July 2016
Contributed by: Blind Man’s Puff

Warped Cigars has announced its newest line, Villa Sombra. This is a significant line for Warped Cigars because it marks the company’s first Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade cigar. Plans are for the cigar to be fully launched at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show opening July 25 in Las Vegas, with the cigars shipping on August 1st. In addition, a soft-launch will be done to select retailers beginning July 21st. Villa Sombra is being produced at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. It features a Connecticut Shade wrapper over 100% Aganorsa Nicaraguan-grown tobacco for the binder and filler. This is Warped’s first cigar from TABSA to not feature 100% Aganorsa grown tobacco. It is also one of the very few Connecticut Shade cigars to come out of TABSA. There will be two sizes offered- Mojitos (5 1/2 x 44) and Mecedora (5 1/2 x 50). The cigars will be packaged in 25 count cabinet boxes. “The inspiration for the marca came awhile ago as I have an affinity for Jalapa, the sweet profile and aroma it gives off is just relaxing to me. So when I started playing around with the idea of captivating a blend of dominant Jalapa leaf, the Conn Shade capa was the ideal choice. But the final decision to actually make this marca a reality was on one of my recent trips to TABSA when time after time, I kept going back and smoking these throughout the days at the factory. I couldn’t stop, it was just the right cigar,” commented Warped Cigars’ Kyle Gellis in a press release. Villa Sombra, along with the new Maestro del Tiempo and Corto X46 will be Warped Cigars’ featured new offerings at the 2016 IPCPR Trade Show.Initial Impressions

Appearance: 88

“Beautiful wrapper with healthy veins. Love the triple cap.” –Jeff R. (JR)

Aroma: 89

“I am detecting a sweet chocolate aroma with hints of coffee in the background. Very pleasing.” –Eric (smalls29)

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First Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The sweet chocolate smell prior to lighting has led to a wonderful mocha flavor. The tastes of semi-sweet chocolate and coffee are the dominant flavors here. The bonus is the wonderful coffee after taste left in the mouth between draws. The flavors are nicely balanced and wonderful. So far this is an enjoyable cigar.” –Eric (smalls29)

“Very nutty and creamy from the start! Some pepper and a light sweetness. Cinnamon spice shows on the retrohale. It’s a decent start.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Second Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

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“The progression of this cigar is very similar to actually drinking a mocha. You start off with a wonderful chocolate and coffee flavor and as you slowly drink the mocha, the chocolate slowly disappears and you are left with just the coffee flavor. At this point I can sill taste the chocolate but the coffee flavor is taking over. Still enjoyable and flavorful, if you like coffee. Good thing I do.” –Eric (smalls29)

“Still lots of cream and nuts. Almost no pepper, with a slighly syrupy sweetness. Baking spices on the retrohale. Not a lot of change from the first third, but that’s ok, as its a nice profile.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Final Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The final portion of this cigar had one really nice flavor shift. The smoke became creamy and developed a bit of sweetness, reminding me of a dollop of whipped cream. There was no other real flavor shift, leaving me slightly sweet, creamy tobacco.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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“Into the final third, a sourdough bread note joins the nuts and creaminess. The sweetness has all but vanished, which is actually an improvement. Some leather and just a hint of pepper in the background. This is without a doubt the best third of the cigar.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 90

“No effort needed. A wonderful experience.” –Eric (smalls29)

Burn: 89

“The burn was sharp, crisp, and required no touch ups. No issues here.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

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Construction: 89

“Draw and burn were both problem-free, and the appearance was nice as well.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 88

“You know how good the humidor smells at your local brick & mortar shop? That’s how good this cigar tastes.” –Jeff R. (JR)

“Regardless of the chocolate flavors disappearing, this was still an enjoyable cigar. The entire experience was like drinking a mocha. You start off with wonderful flavors of semi sweet chocolate and coffee only to have the chocolate slowly fade away. Over time the coffee became stronger and in the end you are left with the bitter coffee flavor and after-taste. I would love to have this one again and smoke with a mocha or flavored latte.” –Eric (smalls29)

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“This cigar was not unpleasant to smoke but it really didn’t have anything to offer that would bring me back for another sampling. For me this would be at the lower spectrum of something I’d select while working in the yard…nothing more.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)

“Overall it was a very pleasant cigar. Solidly good, and very good in the final third, It’s not a great cigar, but it is a good one, and I’d be interested in smoking another perhaps with a slightly lower rH to see if that helps loosen the draw, and ease the burn a bit.” –Derek (StogieNinja)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 55

  • Appearance 88% 88%
  • Aroma 89% 89%
  • First Third 90% 90%
  • Second Third 91% 91%
  • Final Third 91% 91%
  • Draw 90% 90%
  • Burn 89% 89%
  • Construction 89% 89%
  • Overall Experience 88% 88%

Total Score - Good

 

Reviewer
Appearance
Aroma
1/3
2/3
3/3
Draw
Burn
Constr.
Overall
Experience
Jeff R. 90909292951008510095
Eric 889090908892929090
Jason H. 888588858890929085
Derek 928890909288888887

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